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  • "Upper management does not care about lower level staff(in 4 reviews)

  • "The important decisions are made in skyscrapers by nameless people who have no clue what really happens in the "satellite" offices(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of work to keep you busy, free breakfast on Fridays, GREAT benefits and opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Personally feel that its a place to grow.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-12-14
  2. "STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Client Account Specialist 

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    everything else. Not worth staying for the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    fire the director

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2019-03-28
  3. "Depends on your attorney"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off and salary

    Cons

    I work for a difficult attorney who makes the environment challenging

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2019-02-10
  4. "Lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Changing and modernizing all aspects of the firm.

    Cons

    Needs to bring market up to date as to it’s differentiated brand.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the work to modernize and add client value.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-08-09
  5. "Pay/Benefits were good, upper management not so much"

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, generous amount of vacation starting in first year, and medical insurance was better than most companies.

    Cons

    Office politics with senior attorneys and upper management cause many unnecessary issues.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-05-21
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good firm, if in right group (Chicago)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good work/life balance, if in the right practice group

    Cons

    Lower salary than many other firms; if practicing in one group in particular, there is zero work/life balance, boss is a terror, and there is little support for those in his group because he is a moneymaker. Lost 4 attorneys out of an 8 attorney group since I’ve been there because of this one boss.

    Advice to Management

    Address culture issues within the group that is known as high stress.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-02-14
  7. Helpful (3)

    "A once great firm which has become a mill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The small offices are fairly collegial. Lots of good hands-on experience at a young age.

    Cons

    The important decisions are made in skyscrapers by nameless people who have no clue what really happens in the "satellite" offices. Pay is below market. No real room for advancement. The 2 tier partner system allows them to "promote" people but its only a glorified associate position. The ranks of capital partners rarely expands.

    Advice to Management

    Either Stop pretending you're top tier or start acting/paying like you are

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-03-02
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The only pros I remember were Donuts & fruits on Friday -Fortunately there are better law firms to work at other than Hinshaw & Culbertson

    Cons

    Specialist a/k/a Supervisor "Clicks" are extremely unprofessional. The High School students who worked there are more professional than the Specialist -The chairs were filthy and never cleaned

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get rid of the TOXIC Specialist who know everything and yet know nothing about how to manage processes, let alone people. RUN! NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK!!

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2018-03-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not Great"

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    Former Employee - Client Account Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual Fridays, Free breakfast on Fridays, Great company parties and PTO, 35 hour workweek!

    Cons

    Disconnection between management and mid/low level staff.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2017-10-01
  10. "Client Account Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401K & Pension Plan and nice people to work with. Generous PTO and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Some jobs for promotion appeared to be filled prior to posting the position. The job posting and interview process was in vain. Feedback to the executive leadership team was not addressed. Important changes appeared to be leaked through through the rumor mill which creates doubt and distrust.

    Advice to Management

    Hold a firm wide meeting (quarterly or semi annually to address the company's position and answer general concerns of the employees through survey feedback.

    Hinshaw & Culbertson2017-09-08
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